April is a busy month in the garden with planning, planting, bed prep and fertilization. learn the tips and tricks to do right now in your April garden to get the 2021 growing season started off right with a quick video update and April Gardening webinar from our colleagues at OSU Extension – Growing Franklin.
Fast social media version with a quick 3 minute review of the highlights.
The full class webinar recording with more detail plus chat Q & A.
Do not forget to register for the upcoming May Update in the Community Garden on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30pm held in partnership with the Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden. The class is free but registration is required:
You are invited to a CarmenZoom webinar.
When: May 4, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: May 2021 Update in the Community Garden
The U.S. Census Bureau has moved the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census to Sept. 30, 2020. You can respond online at www.2020census.gov, by phone at 1-844-330-2020 or by using the paper form in the questionnaire packet sent to your home.
It’s quick, completely confidential and provides funding for our community!
The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations. In an effort to maintain social distancing, USDA has made temporary changes that allow parents or guardians to pick up meals and take them home for their children. Organizations have come up with creative ways to make these nutritious meals available in your community through grab and go curbside pickup, providing meals for multiple days at one time, and some including “take and bake” options, and weekend meals.
You can find a meal site in your area via three easy options:
Text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877
Call 2-1-1, 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish)
The 2020 Census data collection will begin in mid-March. Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for things like infrastructure, health care, and food assistance. It is important that everyone respond to the 2020 Census.
Direct federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services; help communities prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs; and determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and political representation at all levels of government. The census is so important that every household’s response is required by law, and answers are kept confidential. Every household will have the option to respond online, by mail, or by phone. Data will be collected face-to-face from those who do not or cannot respond in another way. More information is available at https://2020census.gov/.
Clermont County 4-H teens, Ethan Pfankuch and Luke Uhlenbrock are making a change in their communities through innovation and leadership. Thanks to a partnership between 4‑H and Microsoft, youth can lead positive change in a digital-driven world. Our 4-H Tech ChangeMakers enjoyed spending time at Bethel Woods and Miami Township Lifelong Learning Centers engaging with older adults and helping them navigate technology. During their visit the Tech Teens answered questions and guided discussion regarding cell phones. They are looking forward to follow-up visits later this summer and fall.
If your 4-H Club or FFA Chapter is looking for service hours, here’s a great opportunity…
Volunteers are invited to help with riparian plantings along the banks of the East Fork LMR on Saturday, April 6th (from 10:00 a.m.-Noon) to support recent dam removal restoration activities. Lunch will be provided. This will be a fun morning!
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Thank you all for being key to our success. It was a pleasure to celebrate so many wonderful individuals, members, clubs and 4-H supporters at our annual 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Congratulations to Sharon Francis, 4-H Volunteer of the Year and Clermont County Juvenile Court & Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, Friends of 4-H Award recipients!
We appreciate our volunteers and all they do to make Clermont County 4-H successful!
We’re excited to come together next week to celebrate our accomplishments and those who make it all possible! Don’t forget to be key in helping others. We’re collecting donations from the four H’s to support under-served youth in our community.
We’re in the final few days of the Clermont County 4-H peanut butter and jelly drive to support Empower Youth. We’re less than 150 jars away from reaching our goal of 700…please keep the donations coming!
We will continue collecting through Wednesday, October 31, at 4:00pm.